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SLIDESHOW: Crash ties up traffic west of Springfield on I-44 A crash involving a semi and a minivan tied up traffic west of Springfield on I-44.  The crash happened at the 78 mile marker.  It appeared no one suffered any serious injuries.  Law enforcement closed part of the eastbound lane. ...

Head-on crash kills woman from Green Forest The Arkansas State Police says a woman from Green Forest died and two people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck in Madison County.  Officers say the crash happened on Monday on U.S. 412 east of Arkansas 127. According to a preliminary report, Peggy Rhoades, 69, was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck head-on by another vehicle that crossed the center line.  State police say ...

Wall Street settlements: Where did the money go? The headline grabbing numbers in the last few weeks are startling:  JP Morgan Chase agreed to a record $13 billion settlement, Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $3.15 billion; Wells Fargo reached a $335 million settlement.  The federal government has been doling out punishment over actions that financial institutions took leading up to and even before the financial crisis in 2007-2008. We wanted to ...

VIDEO: Crash ties up traffic west of Springfield on I-44 A crash involving a semi and a minivan tied up traffic west of Springfield on I-44.  The crash happened at the 78 mile marker.  It appeared no one suffered any serious injuries.  Law enforcement closed part of the eastbound lane. ...

Country music star Chris Young will perform in Springfield Drury University said Tuesday that country singer Chris Young will perform at O'Reilly Family Event Center on Saturday, Nov. 22. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 5, and will cost $39.50 each. Tickets are available online at www.drurytickets.com or by calling the OFEC box office at (417) 873-6316. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office, which is open ...

Bolivar Police Department follows Springfield's lead in crash policy  If you're in a minor accident in Bolivar, don't wait for police to arrive on the scene. Officers will no longer be responding to fender-benders, unless someone was hurt in the crash.  You're urged to exchange information with the other driver, then go to the Police Department to fill out a crash report. This is a temporary policy, but it may become permanent.  A similar policy went ...

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New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighborhoods and directing advertising and loan products toward largely white communities, New York's attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday as part of a wider investigation into an illegal practice known as redlining.

Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics
President Obama speaks at Laborfest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Milwaukee. Obama renewed his call for an increase in the minimum wage. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics.

UK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents
This is an undated handout photos issued by England's Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014, of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King, who have legal proceedings against them continuing in Spain after they took the five-year-old brain cancer patient out of hospital without doctors' consent. Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday Aug. 31 2014. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hampshire Police)LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors are dropping the case against a couple who ended up in a Spanish jail after they tried to get treatment abroad for their son's severe brain tumor, authorities said Tuesday.

Google's corporate products division changes name
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies.

A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group
FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. The Islamic State group holds roughly a third of Iraq and Syria, including several strategically important cities like Fallujah and Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria. (AP Photo, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose?